When I apologized back in May for Danielle "Cash Me Ousside" Bregoli (a.k.a. Bhad Bhabie) becoming enough of a thing to go on tour, I wasn't expecting to hear that she'd be signing a whole record deal, although I'm not surprised that Atlantic cut the check. They're already winning with the likes of Cardi B, but you get the feeling that they are more worried about names who come with built-in fan bases instead of acts who have proven themselves.
Signing to Atlantic makes even more sense now after she's been low-key connected to Kodak Black ever since she became a meme. She already made a viral video for Kodak's "Everything 1K," and recently dropped a remix to "Roll in Peace," and has been spotted with the Florida-based rapper on numerous occasions on the 'gram.
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With Kodak's history of legal trouble, which includes serious sexual assault charges, you can see why someone would be concerned for her safety when chilling with Kodak. UNILAD spoke with her father, Ira Peskowitz, who shared his concerns.
"I'm always in it for Danielle to do the right thing," Peskowitz said. "Atlantic Records, I’m not very impressed because of the other people who they have in regards to the people she hangs out with such as NBA Young Boy and Kodak Black who have got extensive career criminal pasts that are very violent in nature."
While he says that he does rock with Eminem, Peskowitz questioned how Cash Me Ousside could be brought into these circles.
Why would her mother allow her to hang out with a guy so violent like Kodak Black, even the crimes he committed against others.
He’s the one who Skyped with Danielle and talked to her, telling her how to have sex with a guy who was coming over. People watch that, and they're making money off of it.
The biggest fear obviously is, besides her psychological and emotional well-being from being around these people and being exposed to their drugs, their cursing, their sex, I’m really concerned about retaliation. Of possible drive-bys, possible violence.
Her safety is number one and her emotional well-being is number two.
Peskowitz, while not currently in his daughter's life, feels he's in tune with her personality and is weary of how quickly she can connect with people, especially those who would potentially cause her harm.
Danielle bonds with anybody who shows any type of care for her... including her mother, left behind, kicked her out of school. When someone comes and puts their arm around her, she’s so vulnerable, she just opens up to them.
About five months ago, I was having great conversations with her on the phone, I was getting through to her in a good way, we were talking about doing exciting things. Every time I’d get closer to her, they’d change her phone number.
With Cash Me Ousside sharing a label with the very rapper that her pops doesn't rock with, it's hard to think that Atlantic would stop them from dealing with each other, especially because Kodak and Cash Me Ousside's internet fan bases intersect at some point.
She's yet to respond to her dad, but she did release a new video: